Regions / Iraq
Peace advocacy is more than opposition; it is defined not by what it opposes but by what it proposes.
If the unilateralist hawks in the administration of President George W. Bush were hoping that the easier than expected military victory in Iraq would bring the U.S. public closer to their views, they are likely to be very disappointed by the latest public
It is striking that few people are asking whether the U.S. or the rest of the world is safer now as a result of this overwhelming American military victory.
Sunni and Shia groups battle for leadership in Iraq
As U.S. forces consolidate the occupation in Iraq the neoconservatives are bringing the war home.
While Iraqis want U.S. help, they do not want U.S. influence, particularly in the formation of their democracy and its supporting civil structure.
Organizations that might have opposed war must not adopt the position that by participating in planning for post-conflict relief efforts or for new institutions of governance, they are somehow legitimizing the war or compromising their position.
The Bush administration claims against Syria's involvement in Iraq are off-base.
The war fought ostensibly to disarm Iraq will almost certainly lead to nuclear proliferation and the armament of the rest of the world. While, for the time being at least, many people in Iraq will indeed rejoice at the overthrow of their tyrant--the rest
The Iraqi people certainly have reason to celebrate the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime. But it's premature for the Bush administration to join in.